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Ingredient Of The Day: Melissa Fig

September 24, 2022

The Melissa Fig is one of the many varieties of figs that are available during the autumn season. They have an aromatic-fruity-sweet-jam like flavor and are used for chutney, compote, jam, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Hedgehog Mushroom

September 23, 2022

The Hedgehog Mushroom, or Sweet Tooth Mushroom, is similar to the Chanterelle Mushroom and White Chanterelle Mushroom. They have an earthy flavor and dry-firm texture and are used in Risotto, pasta dishes, sauce, soup, stew, and vegetable side dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Oaxaca Red Shelling Bean

September 22, 2022

The Fresh Oaxaca Red Shelling Bean is an heirloom variety of shelling bean from Oaxaca, Mexico. They are typically boiled or braised and used for soup, stew, salad, and vegetable side dish. They have a nutty-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and firm texture that becomes tender after about 20-35 minutes of cooking.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Scarlet Runner Bean Flower

September 21, 2022

The Scarlet Runner Bean Flower grows on the runner bean plants and are used in a salad or as a garnish. They have an earthy-floral-slightly sweet flavor and a crunchy-tender texture.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Holiday Plum

September 20, 2022

The Holiday Plum is a late season stone fruit variety. They have a tangy-slightly sweet flavor and juicy-firm-meaty texture. Use for baked goods and desserts, cobbler, compote, jam, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Malanga Root

September 19, 2022

The Malanga Root is a root vegetable with a white and pink interior and can range in size from a golf ball to larger than a baseball. The rough skin needs to be peeled to reveal the flesh that has an earthy-nutty-slightly sweet flavor and starchy texture. They need to be cooked and are used …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bloomsdale Spinach

September 18, 2022

Bloomsdale Spinach is a dense specialty variety of spinach and can be used cooked or raw as a salad green or braising green. The greens have a grassy-sweet-vegetal flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used in Risotto, soup, salad, and vegetable side dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Dragon Tongue Bean

September 16, 2022

The Fresh Dragon Tongue Bean is similar to Green Bean but with yellow and purple coloring that fades away with cooking. They have a grassy-vegetal flavor and crunchy-tender texture and can be used for salad, stir-fry, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bronx Grapes

September 15, 2022

The Bronx Grapes are a specialty seedless variety of grape available in late summer and early autumn. They are pale green to light brown in color with a fruity-sweet-astringent flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use in fruit dishes, garnish, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Black Eyed Pea

September 14, 2022

The Fresh Black Eyed Pea is a fresh shelling bean that requires less cooking than the Dried Black Eyed Pea. The fresh variety has an earthy-mild-nutty flavor and creamy-firm texture and is used for Hoppin’ John, salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side dishes.…

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